Community helping injured ref

MORRIS DALLA COSTA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:12 PM ET

MITCHELL, Ont. -- Linesman Kevin Brown always has been the kind of guy to make his own way.

He and father Murray farm wheat, corn, soybeans and beans. Brown also has spent time in the midwestern United States helping farmers harvest their crops.

Last October, Brown, now 26, started work for a farm equipment dealer. But he hadn't been at that job long enough to qualify for the medical coverage he needed when he was seriously injured during a hockey game in December.

A trust fund has been established to assist Brown. Several fundraisers have helped him manage his medical expenses. Some of the physical therapy he needs is being extended to him courtesy of Physiotherapy On Front in Stratford, while the farm parts business is holding his job for him.

But Brown hasn't been able to work or farm since the day his throat was punctured in December.

Sunset Golf Course in Goderich, Ont., will give him a boost on Saturday. All green's fees purchased after 1 p.m. will be donated to Brown's trust fund.


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